'''Harry Victor Jaffa''' (October 7, 1918 – January 10, 2015) was an American historian and professor. He was the Professor Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College
and Claremont Graduate University
and a distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute
. Robert P. Kraynak says his "life work was to develop an American application of Leo Strauss
's revival of natural-right philosophy against the relativism and nihilism of our times."
[Robert P. Kraynak, "HARRY V. JAFFA." ''Review of Politics'' 77#2 (2015): 169-169.]
Jaffa wrote topics ranging from Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas to Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and natural law
. He has been published in the ''Claremont Review of Books
'', the ''Review of Politics'', ''National Review
'', and the ''New York Times
''. His most famous work, ''Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates'', written in 1959, has been described...